Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Mixed Vegetable Sagu | Vegetable Saagu Recipe

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vegetable saagu
Mixed Vegetable Sagu or Saagu, as we call is a famous combination for breakfast varieties like Set dosa and Poori and is served in most of the darshinis and hotels in Karnataka.My favorite combination is with Set dosa and infact Set dosa-Sagu is my most favorite breakfast and would not miss to order it in my favorite darshinis when I visit Bengaluru. This not only tastes delicious but it is also a good way to add vegetables during the breakfast time. Saagu tastes much different from the Mixed Vegetable Kurma though we find the ingredients are much similar.
vegetable saagu

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Mixed Vegetable Saagu Recipe:
Serves 2-3
Prep time:15 mins | Cooking time:30 mins | Total time: 44 mins
Cuisine: South Indian | Category: Side dish for Dosa/Poori/Chapathi

2 cups of finely diced Mixed Vegetables(Carrot,Potato,Beans,Green Peas,Cauliflower)
1 Onion,roughly chopped
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2 tbsp Oil/Ghee
Salt to taste

To grind:
1" Cinnamon stick
4-5 Cloves
1-2 Marathi Moggu
1/2 cup fresh grated Coconut
1 tbsp Khus khus
1 tbsp Fried gram
5-6 Green chillies
a handful of chopped Coriander leaves,optional
1 tsp Oil

  • Heat a tsp of oil in a kadai/pan and add green chillies and fry them, but be careful as the whole green chillies might burst.You can make a small slit if you want to avoid bursting.Add cinnamon,marathi moggu and cloves to it and fry for sometime.
  • Grind the fried ingredients with grated fresh coconut,khus khus, fried gram, coriander leaves and make it into a smooth puree.
  • In a cooker,heat oil crackle mustard seeds and fry chopped onions until pink.Now add vegetables and fry until they are slightly crisp.
  • Add the ground masala and fry until the mixture leaves the oil and then add enough salt and 1 - 1.5 cups of water and pressure cook for 1-2 whistles(do not over cook).Once the pressure is released add lemon juice to it and give a good stir.
Serve hot with Poori or chapathy or Set dosa or Atukula dosa.


  1. You can even add vegetables like cabbage, knol-khol to saagu. My aunt suggests to add even add beetroot but I usually don't add it as it changes the color of saagu, but you can add while preparing the red color sagu.
  2. The addition of  Khus-khus is optional but it adds a nice richness to the gravy.You can even add cashewnuts if you want.
  3. This sagu would be slightly greenish because of the usage of green chillies and coriander in the recipe.If you want it to be red in color, skip green chillies and coriander in the recipe and add red chillies and tomato while grinding the paste.Also, replace lemon juice with tamarind pulp at the end.
mixed vegetable saagu


Unknown said...

It looks too good. A new dish for me to try. Yummy. :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Healthy and delicious looking preparation. Excellent pics.

Anonymous said...

Turned out delicious. thanks.

Unknown said...

Excellent recipe. Turned out very good. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Reminded me of my B'Lore Days :0)) Thank you for this recipe.
What would replace Marathi Moggu without changing the taste much ? I don;t get Marathi Moggu here.

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